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inunction

[ in-uhngk-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈʌŋk ʃən /
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noun
the act of anointing.
Medicine/Medical. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment.
Pharmacology. an unguent.
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Origin of inunction

1595–1605; <Latin inunction- (stem of inunctiō), equivalent to inunct(us) (past participle of inunguere to anoint) + -iōn--ion. See in-2, unction
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British Dictionary definitions for inunction

inunction
/ (ɪnˈʌŋkʃən) /

noun
the application of an ointment to the skin, esp by rubbing
the ointment so used
the act of anointing; anointment

Word Origin for inunction

C15: from Latin inunguere to anoint, from unguere; see unction
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